Picture House hosts Marquee Night winter fundraiser at Glen Island Feb. 28, honoring three

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the the Picture House Regional Film Center.

February 13, 2020 – Pelham, NY – On Friday, February 28, 2020, Picture House supporters from throughout Westchester County and beyond will celebrate awards season at Marquee Night – The Picture House Regional Film Center’s (TPH) winter party. The fourth annual fundraiser will once again take place at the beautiful Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, overlooking Long Island Sound.

Louise Middleton to receive the Harold Lloyd Commitment to Community Award.

The 2020 Marquee Night will honor longtime Picture House supporter Louise Middleton with the Harold Lloyd Commitment to Community Award. Middleton has dedicated much of her life to giving back to her community. Her extensive volunteerism includes work with nearly every Pelham based non-profit organization including the Junior League of Pelham, Huguenot Church, Pelham Children’s Theater, the Pelham Art Center, Pelham Family Services, Pelham Children’s Center, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, the Pelham Public Library, and more.

“As a former Picture House Board Member, and co-chair of numerous Picture House events, as well as an active member of the education committee, Middleton’s commitment to the Picture House just continues to grow,” said Laura deBuys, President and Executive Director of The Picture House. “We are so looking forward to celebrating Louise for all she has done to further our mission and those of so many other important non-profits in our community.”

In addition to Middleton, The Picture House will also honor Picture House supporter Bob Rendon with the Harold Lloyd Lights, Camera, Action! Award and award-winning filmmaker Erin Bernhardt with the Harold Lloyd Next Generation Film Award.

Bob Rendon began his career in community theatre. After being the audio engineer on countless Broadway shows, Rendon and colleague Lew Mead opened their own sound company in Westchester, which was later sold to global entertainment and event production company, PRG, where Rendon continues to work as a Vice President. Outside of PRG, Rendon has generously supported innumerable organizations with his expertise – enabling them to put on the show, raise money, and achieve their missions. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of the Pelhams, having served as president twice, and has been involved in planning their successful ‘Tastings’ event since its inception 15 years ago.

Erin Bernhardt is currently co-directing and co-producing Clarkston (working title), a documentary feature film about a Muslim refugee and a former

Bob Rendon to be honored with the Harold Lloyd Lights, Camera, Action! Award.

Klansman whose only commonality is being the target of blame in a polarized America. Bernhardt has won numerous film festival awards, two Peabody Awards, and an Emmy. Her first independent feature documentary, Imba Means Sing, was translated into 37 languages and aired worldwide. Prior to independent filmmaking, Erin served in the Peace Corps in Madagascar, worked as a Writer/Producer at CNN, and as the Director of Engagement for Points of Light, President George. H. W. Bush’s foundation.

The 2020 Marquee Night sponsors include Marquee Sponsor, Component Assembly Systems, Red Carpet sponsor UBS, Cinematographer Sponsor, Caroline and Jeffrey Tucker, The Envelope, Please invitation sponsorMcClellan Sotheby’s International Realty, and the I’m Ready for My Close Up photo booth sponsor Bischof & Bischof LLP.

This year’s highly-curated silent and live auctions will feature a number of exclusive items and experiences including a luxurious week-long trip on a private yacht during 4th of July week, a trip for two to Paris and the French Riveria, tickets to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, film and art experiences, fine jewelry, fashion, and more. The silent auction will be open to attendees and to bidders not attending the event as well by bidding online.

Erin Bernhardt to receive the Harold Lloyd Next Generation Film Award.

Tickets to Marquee Night start at $250 per person. All tables and tickets are available for purchase at www.thepicturehouse.org or by calling (914) 738-3161. The Picture House Regional Film Center is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit supported by ticket sales, grants, membership fees – and by special events like Marquee Night. Proceeds from the event will help further preserve the 1921 theater and enable The Picture House to pursue its mission to create a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming, and unique cultural offerings.